Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation please see below several cancellations have occurred.
Stay tuned for any future changes.

I know all of us dairy producers are facing unsettling times and prices. Please keep each other in your thoughts and prayers.



2020 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Thursday, July 16 - Rutledge, Missouri
Lone-Tree Farms

Everyone is Welcome - Bring a Neighbor!

Lone-Tree Holsteins is owned by Clifford and Louella Oberholtzer of Rutledge, Missouri, which is located in Northern Missouri. Clifford has only been dairying full time for about 6 years. He focuses on highly productive and long-lasting cows. The Obertholtzer's have built a new free-stall barn that houses their 85 cow milking herd. They have also invested in many exciting and solid cow families over the past few years. This has produced a wide range of genetics and a solid base with which to improve his herd. Some cow families we bought into are: Ammon-Peachy Shauna, Apple, Playball MNOM Bounty, Tri-Day Ashlyn, and Shottle Imelda.

We look forward to you joining us in July, as we open our farm for touring as we showcase our facilities and cow families. Check back for date.

Clifford & Louella Oberholtzer
28829 State Route A, Rutledge, MO 63563
Email: clholsteins@gmail.com


Missouri is now RE-SCHEDULING Classification for June. Holstein USA will contact breeders who were scheduled for April.



There are five district shows. If you are in the area, go and support your local dairy breeders at their district shows. It is a great way to get to know other breeders. Some districts also have meals and other activities planned. If you have any questions just give your district president or me a call. South Central district show date is not yet finalized.


July 8 Northeast District Show, Edina, MO

July 11 (Tentative) South Central District Show

August 21 ~ 8:00 AM Southwest District Show, MO state Fair.
Held in conjunction with Stat Fair



If you are a member of the National Holstein Association you possibly received communication as to the status of any type of business meeting to occurr during 2020 and the reasons they were not able to hold such a meeting. If you did not receive such communication, you may click here to review the change to the election process and official postponment notice.


In Memory - Marvin Schoen
89 - Oakridge, MO

Marvin Schoen- Schoen Dairy

Marvin Schoen, 89, of Oak Ridge, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.

Marvin was born May 11, 1931, in Shawneetown, Missouri, to Erhardt “E. W.” and Linda Sievers Schoen. He was baptized, confirmed, and was a lifelong active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Missouri. He and LaFern F. Ludwig were married August 1, 1954, at the church. He and LaFern had been married 60 years when she passed away January 24, 2015.

Marvin was a graduate of the former Liberty Grade School in Shawneetown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving honorably from 1954 to 1956.

Marvin owned and operated a large dairy farm near Oak Ridge, and LaFern was his “right hand” until health began to decline. Marvin’s other responsibilities include: director for Mid-America Dairymen, chairman of Missouri Holstein Association, board of SEMO Dairymen Trucking, multiple capacities at church, and Pocahontas 4-H Dairy Leader. He especially enjoyed attending dairy cattle shows and Missouri fairs.

Loving survivors include four children; John (Teri) Schoen of Shawneetown, Cathy (David) Hemmann of Pocahontas, Teresa (Steve) Meier of Jackson and Martha (Bob) Ebbesmeyer of German Valley, Illinois; 11 grandchildren, Matthew (Melinda) Schoen, Corvin Schoen, Melinda (Chad) Morrison, Katie (Chad) Miesner, Kyle (Nikki) Hemmann, Emma (Lance) Rohde, Adam (Kristyna) Meier, Ben (Shelly) Meier, Charlie (Kelsie) Meier, Erin Ebbesmeyer and fiance Brenden Wall, Grant Ebbesmeyer; and 11 great-grandchildren, Ella and Hattie Morrison, Kelby and Abby Schoen, Emelia and Magnolia Meier, Landon Miesner, Madelyn and Lilly Meier, Mason Hemmann, and Bodie Meier.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, LaFern Ludwig Schoen; his parents, E. W. and Linda Sievers Schoen; a brother, Vernon Schoen; and two infant siblings.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. to service time, Monday, June 1, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. The funeral service will be at 11 am on Monday, at the church, with the Rev. Lawrence Bradt officiating. Burial and military rites will follow at the church cemetery.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Veteran’s Home Foundation.

In Memory - Richard L. Lenz
83 - Boonville, MO

Richard Lenz - Lenzview Dairy

Richard Louis Lenz, 83, of Boonville, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Richard was born January 12, 1937, in Bradshaw, NE to Richard and Cora (Peetzke) Lenz and baptized in the Zion Lutheran Church near Hampton. He was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Kueffer on June 18, 1960.

Richard was dedicated to service. He served God in his daily walk and as a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lone Elm. He served his country in the Navy. He served his family by building a farmstead in tough times with hard work and innovation. He gently mentored three sons, numerous employees, and many exchange students. He served on numerous boards and committees that involved church, school, and dairy farming. Nevertheless, he and Ann found time to balance out the stress of life by enjoying traveling, RVing, taking in ball games, dancing, and exchanging thoughts at the coffee shop later in life. He had a great sense of humor.

Richard is survived by three sons, Greg (Janeth) Lenz of Everton, Bruce (Kathy) Lenz, and Chris (Suzanne) Lenz of Prairie Home. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Morgan (Andrew) Tate, Manuela Bedoya, Brett (Sarah) Lenz, Taylor Lenz, Michaela Lenz, Matt Swan, Nathan Swan, Jake Lenz, and Rosie Lenz, and one great-grandchild, Marin. He is also survived by his sister Lavill Morton of Boonville. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Eldon and Lloyd Lenz.

A graveside service for all who wish to attend will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Cemetery with Pastor Paul Weisenborn officiating. Please follow the Social Distancing guidelines.

Memorials suggested to Zion Lutheran School or donor’s choice.

Three New Bulls Through Holstein Marketplace Sires

Three new bulls have recently been launched through the Holstein Marketplace Sire program, managed by Holstein Services, Inc.

Visit www.holsteinusa.com/marketplacesires to view complete pedigree and genetic information on these three new bulls, and the five other bulls currently available.

New Releases

712HO01006 RASBERRY CRSBL RIP CITY-ET, owned by Karl & Donna Hale, Cloverdale, Ore. RIP CITY is sired by OH-River-Syc Crushabull-ET, out of a Very Good-85 View-Home Monterey-ET daughter of Golden-Rose Rasberry-ET EX-91, then 17 more generations of Excellent dams behind that, tracing back to Audrey Posch EX-93 2E GMD. RIP CITY boasts impressive conformation values at +3.21 PTA Type, +2.54 Udder Composite and +1.58 Feet & Leg Composite, complemented by positive component percentages and Fertility Index values.

712HO01007 TERRA-LINDA RYNO-ET, bred and owned by Terra Linda Dairy, Tulare, Calif. RYNO is a De-Su Frazz Tahiti 14104-ET son out of a Very Good-86 Bacon-Hill Pety Modesty-ET with a first lactation production record of over 28,750 pounds of milk, with 1,258 pounds of fat (4.4%) and 914 pounds of protein (3.2%). His next dam is an Excellent-90 Bacon-Hill Montross-ET with over 108,000 pounds of lifetime production averaging 4.0%F and 3.0%P and then through the generations goes back to Robthom Georgia Integrity EX-92 2E GMD DOM. RYNO is a well-balanced bull, coming in at +2769 GTPI®, with strong production numbers of +1,209 PTA Milk and a combined 124 pounds of PTA Fat and PTA Protein, also being Beta Casein A2/A2. RYNO is positive in his fertility traits, is +1.43 PTA Type and +1.41 Udder Composite.

712HO01008 OCD KENOBI FOGHT-ET, bred and owned by Oakfield Corners Dairy, Oakfield, N.Y. FOGHAT hails from 11 generations of Very Good and Excellent dams, going back through the Markwell Bstar E Raven-ET EX-95 3E GMD DOM cow family. Sired by De-Su 14222 Kenobi-ET, his dam is a Pine-Tree Burley-ET daughter classified Very Good-87 as a two-year-old and working on her first lactation milk record with 4.3% fat and 3.2% protein. With a +2851 GTPI, FOGHAT brings a package of high component percentages with a combined 119 pounds of PTA Fat and PTA Protein, along with desirable health traits; +5.5 Productive Life, +1.9 Cow Livability and +2.8 Daughter Pregnancy Rate.

CFAP - Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

I'm sure most of you have heard that this is the main relief package for dairy and livestock related to the coronavirus. Here are some details and information related to signing up.

Click on the lines below for more information

  1. DFA Frequently Asked Questions
  2. USDA CFAP Website

MU Extension - Dairy Science Podcast

There's been a couple questions about this month's Dairy Science Digest Podcast on Goldilock diets

1. Will the Goldilocks diet work with Prairie hay / poor quality Fescue? Yes, however a forage test is needed to make sure the DCAD is correct to maximize the effect. Also, don't forget that KY31 has endophytes that can work against your transition cow, so please make sure it's a novel/friendly endophyte AND free of ergot (a fungus that commonly forms in the seed head)

2. Can I component feed acidified molasses to my close up diet? Yes, however - it will take creative set-ups that are unique to each farm AND a STRONG commitment to monitoring urine pH of close up cows to make sure you're not doing more harm than good.

If you missed the link to the release of our first Dairy Science Podcast, please find it here

For more information or to contact Specialist: Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or BluelRJ@missouri.edu

Women In Dairy

WID Resturcturing

Women in Dairy is taking this time during COVID to Brainstorm and redesign future programming. This begins with deciding the best way to communicate as a group. What ways do you like to have group communication? VOTE HERE We are hopeful that we'll be able to celebrate June dairy month, as we have done in the past - but will move it to later in the month. More details to come.

State Fair Entry Deadline July 1

**As of now the Missouri State Fair is still sheduled**

Exhibitors interested in competing at the Missouri State Fair will now be able to access new online entry and payment options, and online registration for the vendor input form.


Exhibitors under age 13 will be admitted free to the 11-day Fair again this year, while exhibitors age 13 and over will be able to purchase up to 40 single-day exhibitor admission tickets at a special price of $5. The discounted exhibitor tickets are available to order from the Fair business office at the time of competition entry. These tickets will not be available at the gate, and they do not include exhibitor parking. Entry deadline is July 1, 2020.

To enter online, visit www.mostatefair.com, click on 'Online Registration' or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).


Dairy Margin Program

USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2020
Rates for 2020:
- January Rate: 10.72. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- February Rate: 10.06. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- March Rate: 9.15. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.35 per cwt.
- April Rate: 6.03. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.47 per cwt.



-- LATE FEE of $10/Membership for Current members AFTER APRIL 14, 2020
-- Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards
-- NEW MEMBERS pay basic rates without late fee (June 1 award deadline still applies for current year).


A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2019 Missouri Membership List - By District

2019 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name



June 1 MHA Membership dues received after June 1 are not eligible for Association Sponsored Awards.

June 8-10 Cow Camp, Freistatt (Now Cancelled)

June 15 Ozark Empire Fair Entry Deadline

June 22 - 26 National Holstein Convention, Pennsylvania-CANCELLED

June 30 - July 4 Webster County Fair, Dairy Show, Marshfield-CANCELLED
July 1 Missouri State Fair Entries Due.
July - 16 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Clifford Oberholtzer, Rutledge, MO
July 8 NE Central District Show, Edina, MO
July 11 SC District Show (tentative)
July 31 - Aug. 2 Ozark Empire Fair - Dairy Show Ozark Empire Fair Schedule.

August 18-23 Missouri State Fair & SW District Show
September 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Shannon

November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Shannon

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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